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Woman Made Gallery: Call for Art

Artwork by Brenda Kleinfelder

Woman Made Gallery:

Call for Art

  

 

January 2015

 

Woman Made Gallery is pleased to announce our first call for art of 2015, juried by new Executive Director Claudine Isé.

Feminism (n.): Plural

Exhibition Dates: May 8-June 25, 2015

Final Entry Due Date: February 11, 2015

“When feminism falls short of our expectations,” writes Roxane Gay in her 2014 book Bad Feminist, “we decide the problem is with feminism rather than with the flawed people who act in the name of the movement.” Inspired by the themes articulated in Gay’s book, WMG invites artists of all genders to submit works that ask us to rethink what feminism is, was, and can be.

The guiding premise of “Feminism (n.) Plural” is that feminism is not a monolithic movement but instead an ever-evolving concept. There is no capital F “Feminism” acting as the Law to which its subjects must uncritically adhere-that, of course, is the definition of Patriarchy. There are instead plural feminisms through which people of various gender identifications, ages, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds espouse and enact their belief in a just and equal society.
The thematic concept behind “Feminism (n.) Plural” is intentionally broad; we seek work in all media, and are especially interested in works whose form and/or content addresses feminism in bold and unexpected ways: for example, works that blur categories or create space for nonconforming gender identities, works that take on pop cultural framings of female experience and/or feminism, and works that explore feminist movements taking place in various historical, cultural, ethnic, and/or geographic contexts.

Banner photo: Brenda Kleinfelder, “Upon Turning 40,” black and white photograph. Courtesy of the artist and WMG.

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To Submit Work:

The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of works, including details. Artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected] All applicants should  submit an artist’s statement explaining how their work relates to the exhibition’s theme. Please visit WMG’s website for more details.

 

Membership is not required in order to enter juried shows or exhibit at WMG.  Artists do not have to log in to submit an entry online, although creating an online entry in a single session is the best way to submit. We suggest that you have your images, titles, mediums, sizes and statement readily available for uploading.

 

Artists may submit images of up to three works by e-mail with jpgs and application attached, but we strongly prefer that you submit images online as digital files. Please include one detail per work only if necessary, as with book art or three-dimensional works or if areas in two-dimensional work need to be clarified. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally or have been previously shown at WMG.

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